Georgia put together a furious fourth quarter rally to stun Israel 82-75 in Rethymnon today.
Mikhail Kobedshavidze’s men trailed 64-54 heading into the final period but used a three-point barrage to outscore Israel 26-9 in the fourth quarter and take a memorable win.
Spain recovered from a poor first half performance to defeat Israel 69-44 in their first game of the qualifying round.
The defending champions used a 23-0 in the third quarter to turn a 24-19 deficit at half time into a 48-35 lead going into the final period.
Danilo Andjusic scored the game-winning lay-up with one second left to help Serbia prevail over Israel in their Group B opener at Rethymno.
Dejan Musli led the way for Serbia with a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds and Lazar Radosavljevic added 8 points and an impressive 14 rebounds as Dragan Vascanin’s men overcame a late and furious rally by Israel to secure a winning start to the tournament.
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